Posts tagged ‘art_in_context’

November 2, 2009

Geoform •••••• geometric form & structure in contemporary abstract art

Geoform •••••• geometric form & structure in contemporary abstract art.

“Geoform is an online scholarly resource, curatorial project, and international forum whose focus is the use of geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art.

Geoform explores, documents and celebrates the rich diversity of style and aesthetic intent that characterizes this broad vein of contemporary abstraction. Such diversity attests to the profound resonance that geometric form and structure have had for people across time and place.

artists— A complete list of participating artists may be found in the artist directory (artists). For each artist, an individual page presents images of artwork, an artist statement, contact information and links to further information and images. The artist directory contains a “sortable” feature that allows viewers to sort and select artists along a variety of descriptors (e.g., city, country, etc.).

interviews—A directory of in-depth, richly illustrated interviews with some of the participating artists may be found under interviews. These interviews include detailed chronologies of the artists’ work.

spotlight—Spotlight is a recently added feature (May, 2009). A spotlight is a briefer form of interview that focuses on relatively recent developments in an artist’s work, and does not include a highly detailed chronological overview.”

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October 28, 2009

Drawing Out Loud: Visual Conversations | Blog | design mind

“Ethnography and contextual interviews are standard practice in Design Research these days. We get into the everyday context and situations of people lives so we can understand how to make more meaningful connections to address the realities we are asked to design for by our clients. But interviews, observations, and photographs can fall short depending on the circumstance. We have to take into account that we’re only in this context of people’s lives for a short time.” Follow the link to read more and think on….

via Drawing Out Loud: Visual Conversations | Blog | design mind.

October 23, 2009

An age of austerity for the arts? Cambridge Festival of Ideas | Culture | guardian.co.uk

An age of austerity for the arts? Cambridge Festival of Ideas | Culture | guardian.co.uk.

the Second of the Podcasts from the Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Are we entering a new era of austerity for the arts? On the panel is Peter Florence, director of the Hay festival; Gill Bloomfield, of Arts and Business (formerly the Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts); Sue Hoyle, director of the Clore Leadership Programme; and Professor Shearer West, of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Chaired by Julie Smith of the Centre of International Studies

October 22, 2009

Afterall – a research and publishing organisation

What can I say except if you don’t know this resource already and if you haven’t seen the journal go look

it is available in the University library http://library.hud.ac.uk/catlink/bib/520090/cls/

Location: Huddersfield
Collection: Floor 3 Journals Back Issues
Status: Currently Received
Media Type: Journal
Main run:
1 (1999)
3 (2001) – 13 (2006)
14 (Autumn 2006) – 22 (Winter 2009)

or seen the online resource http://www.afterall.org/online/

I recomend you take a look and add it to your  “things to do/look at” list

Afterall, a journal of art, context and enquiry.  Afterall offers in-depth analysis of artists’ work, along with essays that broaden the context in which to understand it.

“Afterall is a research and publishing organisation based in London. Founded in 1998 by Charles Esche and Mark Lewis at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, Afterall focuses on contemporary art and its relation to a wider artistic, theoretical and social context.

In 1999 Afterall, a journal of art, context and enquiry, was launched. Afterall offers in-depth analysis of artists’ work, along with essays that broaden the context in which to understand it. This year the journal celebrates its 10th anniversary and as part of our celebration we have made the back catalogue of Afterall freely available to all. The journal was co-published with California Institute of the Arts from 2002 to 2009 and is currently published in association with MuHKA, Antwerp and UNIA arte y pensamiento, Seville.

In April 2006 we introduced Afterall Books and launched two new strands of publications to complement the journal: One Work and a series of Afterall readers. One Work is a library of small books, each title focusing on one important work of contemporary art through a single text. Afterall readers look at significant areas of modern and contemporary art practice through the commissioning and reprinting of a collection of key texts, artists’ statements and manifestos. A new series, titled Exhibition Histories, will be launched in 2010 in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

Afterall Online continues the lines of enquiry explored through the journal and the books. It features specially commissioned and regularly updated material including interviews with artists about their art practice, photo-essays and texts on artist’s projects, books and events.

Afterall also organises events including screenings, workshops, seminars and conferences in relation to its different research and publication projects, in London and elsewhere. Among these, we present a series of seminars with The Showroom.”